BRITAIN’S NATIONAL Institute of Agricultural Botany is taking a leading role in the newly formed European Agricultural Services Group, created to deliver enhanced services to growers and industry.

By teaming up with similar organisations in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Greece it has helped to create EuroAg Group, based in Craponne, near Lyon.

Better co-ordination of contract research across Europe is the aim.

“This is an exciting opportunity to expand our services to customers in Europe and to provide our UK customers with a truly pan-European service,” says NIAB business development manager John Hutchins.